CV

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Adam Summerville


adamsumm@gmail.com                          440-539-8567

 501 Sidesaddle Circle

Scotts Valley, CA 95066


Education

 University of California, Santa Cruz

Ph. D. student in Computer Science, Expected graduation 2019, Advisors: Michael Mateas and Noah Wardrip-Fruin

Washington University in St. Louis

B.A. in Applied Mathematics with Honors, June 2006

(transfer from Rice University in 2004)


Research Interests

 Computational Creativity and Procedural Content Generation

Machine Learning, Procedural Content Generation, Game Design Research, Declarative Programming Paradigms, Programming Languages


 

Experience

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

 Technical Analyst  – September 2007 – August 2014

Main activities:
● Lead developer for numerous scientific simulation and modeling code bases (air-to-air
engagement simulation, sensor data tracking and track fusion, GPS simulation,
command and control hierarchy simulation, aircraft path optimization visualization)
● Prepare and present detailed technical presentations for internal consumption and for
the air vehicle survivability community at large
● Prepare and present high level briefings for senior leadership in the Air Force and
Department of Defense
● Mentored two summer interns over three summers
● Was creator and lead developer of a game designed to gather human aircraft tracking
data and apply a crowdsourced tracking algorithm that won the 2011 annual
innovation competition
● Group resource for all matters related to software design and computer programming
Was promoted to Associate Technical Staff from Assistant Technical Staff during tenure

 

Progressive Insurance

 Pricing Analyst  – July 2006 – September 2007

● Prepared analysis and rate filings for auto insurance rates
● Prepared high level data summaries and products for consumption by senior
management including the CEO
● Co-lead developer for a software tool designed to modernize data preparation and
analysis


Conference Proceedings

Ben Samuel, James O. Ryan, Adam J. Summerville, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Bad News: An Experiment in Computationally Assisted Performance. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Interactive Digitial Storytelling. To be printed November 2016.

Adam J. Summerville, Michael Cook, Ben Steenhuisen. Draft-Analysis of the Ancients: Predicting Draft Picks in DotA 2 using Machine Learning. In Proceedings of The Third Experimental Artificial Intelligence in Games Workshop. October 2016.

Adam J. Summerville, Matthew Guzdial, Michael Mateas, Mark Riedl. Learning Player Tailored Content From Observation: Platformer Level Generation from Video Traces using LSTMs. In Proceedings of The Third Experimental Artificial Intelligence in Games Workshop. October 2016.

Chris Martens, Adam J. Summerville, Joseph Osborn, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Proceduralist Readings, Procedurally. In Proceedings of The Third Experimental Artificial Intelligence in Games Workshop. October 2016.

Ben Samuel, James O. Ryan, Adam J. Summerville, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Computatrum  Personae: Toward a Role-Based Taxonomy of  (Computationally Assisted) Performance. In Proceedings of The Third Experimental Artificial Intelligence in Games Workshop. October 2016.

Alexander Zook, Michael Cook, Eric Butler, Kristin Siu, Matthew Guzdial, Mark Riedl, James Ryan, Ben Samuel, Adam Summerville, Michael Mateas, and Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Playable Experiences at AIIDE 2016. 12th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment. October 2016.

Adam J. Summerville, Michael Mateas. Mystical Tutor: A Magic: The Gathering Design assistant via Denoising Sequence-to-Sequence Learning. In Proceedings of The Twelfth Annual AAAI Conference on
Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment. October 2016.

Adam J. Summerville, Michael Mateas. Translating Player Dialogue into Meaning Representations Using LSTMs. In Proceedings of The Intelligent Virtual Agents Conference 2016. To be printed September 2016.

Adam J. Summerville, James O. Ryan, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin. CFGs-2-NLU:  Sequence-to-Sequence Learning for Mapping Utterances to Semantics and Pragmatics. Technical Report.  August 2016.

Adam J. Summerville, Sam Snodgrass, Santiago Ontanon, Michael Mateas. The VGLC: The Video Game Level Corpus. In Proceedings of the Seventh PCG Workshop. August 2016.

Adam J. Summerville, Michael Mateas. Super Mario as a String:  Platformer Level Generation Via LSTMs. In Proceedings of the First International Joint Conference of DiGRA and FDG. August 2016.

James Owen Ryan, Adam J. Summerville, Ben Samuel. Bad News: A Game Of Death And Communication. In Proceedings of the 34th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. May 2016.

Adam J. Summerville, Michael Mateas. Sampling Hyrule: Multi-Technique Probabilistic Level Generation for Action Role Playing Games . In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Experimental AI in Games (EXAG 2015). November 2015.  (pdf)

Adam J. Summerville, Shweta Philip, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin. MCMCTS PCG 4 SMB: Monte Carlo Tree Search to Guide Platformer Level Generation. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Experimental AI in Games (EXAG 2015). November 2015. (pdf)

James Owen Ryan, Adam J. Summerville, Michael Mateas, Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Towards Characters Who Observe, Tell, Misremember, and Lie. In Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Experimental AI in Games (EXAG 2015). November 2015.  (pdf)

Adam J. Summerville, Morteza Behrooz, Michael Mateas, Arnav Jhala. The Learning of Zelda:Data-Driven Learning of Level Topology. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games (FDG 2015), 2015.  (pdf)

Adam J. Summerville .GPS Jamming Threat Assessment. National Defense Industrial
Association (NDIA) Air Vehicle Survivability Symposium, Monterey, CA. October 2012. Oral Presentation.
Adam J. Summerville. GPS Jamming Threat Assessment. MIT Lincoln Laboratory Air VehicleSurvivability Workshop, Lexington, MA. May 2012. Oral Presentation.
Adam J. Summerville. Infrared SAM Performance Assessment. National Defense Industrial
Association (NDIA) Air Vehicle Survivability Symposium, Monterey, CA. November 2010. Oral Presentation.
Adam J.Summerville. Infrared SAM Performance Assessment. MIT Lincoln Laboratory Air
Vehicle Survivability Workshop, Lexington, MA. May 2010. Oral Presentation.


Teaching

Teaching Assistantships: Game AI


Awards

Indiecade 2016 Audience Choice Award Winner

Indiecade 2016 Nominee

CHI Student Game Competition Winner 2016

National Merit Scholar

National Society for Collegiate Scholars

Byrd Scholarship

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